The Burning Girls (Hardback)C. J. Tudor (author)
Age-old superstitions, haunting visions and vanished teenagers plague a town and its newly appointed vicar in this provincial noir from the bestselling author of The Chalk Man.
The darkly compelling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalk Man, The Taking of Annie Thorne and The Other People500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death
30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace
Two months ago: the vicar committed suicide
Welcome to Chapel Croft.
For Rev Jack Brooks and teenage daughter Flo it's supposed to be a fresh start. New job, new home. But, as Jack knows, the past isn't easily forgotten.
And in a close-knit community where the residents seem as proud as they are haunted by Chapel Croft's history, Jack must tread carefully. Ancient superstitions as well as a mistrust of outsiders will be hard to overcome.
Yet right away Jack has more frightening concerns.Why is Flo plagued by visions of burning girls?
Who's sending them sinister, threatening messages?
And why did no one mention that the last vicar killed himself?
Chapel Croft's secrets lie deep and dark as the tomb. Jack wouldn't touch them if not for Flo - anything to protect Flo.
But the past is catching up with Chapel Croft - and with Jack. For old ghosts with scores to settle will never rest...
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm
Combines crime fiction with elements of gothic horror . . . Tudor operates on the border between credulity and disbelief, creating an atmosphere of menace.' - Sunday Times
The best book yet from CJ Tudor.' - Best
This creepy, tense thriller, packed with twists and turns, keeps the reader immersed until the shocking conclusion.' - Candis
Best-selling author CJ Tudor returns with another page-turner.' - Sunday Express
Pacey, spooky . . . the twists keep coming.' - Literary Review
'Hypnotic and horrifying . . . Without doubt her best yet, The Burning Girls left me sleeping with the lights on.' - Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of Waterstones Thriller of the Month We Begin at the End
'A gothic, spine-tingling roller-coaster of a story that expertly weaves the tale of eight martyrs from 500 years ago with a contemporary narrative about a priest coming to terms with their past, The Burning Girls adds yet more evidence to the fact that CJ Tudor is a master of horror.' - C.J. Cooke, author of The Nesting
Praise for C. J. Tudor:
'C. J. Tudor is terrific. I can't wait to see what she does next.' - Harlan Coben
If you like my stuff, you'll like this.' - Stephen King
'Britain's female Stephen King.' - Daily Mail
'A mesmerizingly chilling and atmospheric page-turner.' - J.P. Delaney
'Her books have the ability to simultaneously make you unable to stop reading while wishing you could bury the book somewhere deep underground where it can't be found. Compelling and haunting.' - Sunday Express
'Some writers have it, and some don't. C. J. Tudor has it big time.' - Lee Child
'A dark star is born.' - A. J. Finn
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“Another Great C.J. Tudor Book”
The Burning Girls is further confirmation that C.J.Tudor has the thriller/horror/supernatural blend nailed. I lost sleep because I got so engrossed in this book and couldn't stop reading.
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“Fabulous 5 star read!”
I. Absolutely. LOVED this book! I’d recently read The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor and thought it was amazing so when I spotted her new novel, I knew I MUST read it!
This story centres around Reverend Jack Brooks, a... More
“Another page turner from CJ Tudor”
Reverend Jack Brooks is "moved" from a troubled city centre parish to a small village with a past coming back to haunt it. This is CJ Tudor at her best. I completely devoured this fabulous book. It hooked me... More
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